Ray Ritchie

Lives in United States Freehold, NJ, United States
Works as a artist/retired engineer
Joined on Jan 4, 2003

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  • Our local reservoir is several feet low now - not good news, but not really that unusual for the past several years in the fall. One small good side, however, is that areas of the reservoir that ...
  • I haven't tried the other orientation, Ellis. Since the front of the Nikon Z foot is curved, it seemed natural to me to nest that into the anti-twist lip; the rear of the Nikon foot is rectangular ...
  • Just to clarify, the 3-inch Acratech plate comes with two screws, which will fall free from the plate if they are not screwed into the lens foot. You probably don't need to use them both, since ...
  • This is the one: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/736397-REG/Acratech_2181_Quick_Release_Lens_Plate.html This is how it looks on the lens: Not as elegant-looking as a replacement foot, but a ...
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  • I believe the Kirk replacement foot is either available or soon to be so, but I decided to order a simple 3-inch long lens plate from Acratech. Got it today, and it works fine - and it's $30 ...
  • Replied in Blooms and bugs
    Today was a beautiful Labor Day here, so I took the new lens out to one of my favorite parks, where it turned out that the wildflowers and butterflies were out in profusion. Here are a few samples ...
  • Replied in IBIS/VR
    I'm not much of a testing person, so I'm not sure how to determine how IBIS and VR are working together. But when I saw your post, I just picked up the camera and took a shot with a forced low ...
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  • Thanks! That particular photo was shot with my old 70-200 VR, which has been a great lens for me. I would have probably just stayed with it, even though it's much less sharp across the frame than ...
  • Replied in One from today
    This one shows about 1/4 of the original frame, downsized to 1800 pixels on the long edge: And here's a tighter crop of the moth, to better show the detail (he's only about 1/2-inch across in real ...
  • The short answer appears to be "No." According to the Ricci video, the TC2.0 has a small enough protruding element that it will fit within the rear opening of the FTZ, but there is a tab on the ...
  • Created discussion thread Z 70-200 S arrived!
    To my surprise, Unique Photo delivered my Z70-200 S today, only about three weeks after I ordered it. I had also ordered the TC 2.0, which is still pending, but of course I had to run out this ...
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  • I've liked the Sigma a lot, both in the past on my D800 and more recently on the Z7. Its main disadvantage on Z is that you have to use the FTZ, and it's a fairly heavy/ long lens to start with, ...
  • I see samys.com has the lens noted as "Availability: More in Transit," which may be of some small comfort to a few here who have ordered from them. Most of the big photo websites are still showing ...
  • Hope it comes as promised, and you're happy with it. It would be nice to have some basic information like whether the dealers have received a first shipment, how many others are in front of you, ...
  • I'm only on the "notify" list with them (my actual order was placed fairly recently with a dealer closer to me), but they have not notified me of availability yet. Just an e-mail every two weeks ...
  • Thanks for those - very helpful. I can't wait to get my copy, but I'm afraid I'll be waiting awhile. FWIW, here's a 100% crop of the center of one of your images, with a lot of shadow lifting and ...
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